Long synonymous with the Breitling Navitimer Replica Watches, the circular slide rule on a watch was conceived to help pilots do calculations on the wrist. And despite being distinct from the chronograph, the slide has always gone together with the complication on Breitling’s watches, first on the Chronomat and then on the Navitimer. Until now.
Another of the major new launches under the aegis of newly installed Breitling chief executive Georges Kern – who has big plans for the brand – the Navitimer 1 Automatic 38 takes two key features found on the original Breitling Replica Watches UK Navitimer – the “beads of rice” bezel and slide rule – while doing away with the chronograph. And it is also smaller than most Navitimers to date, measuring just 38mm in diameter.
Notably, while earlierBest Breitling Watches Navitimers featured freely rotating bezels, the Navitimer 1 has a ratcheted, bidirectional bezel, which makes operating the slide rule easier by lining up its hash marks against the dial.
It’s powered by the COSC-certified Breitling Caliber 17, which is actually an ETA 2824 automatic.
Following the launch of the new BreitlingNavitimer 8 Replica Watchescollection, Breitling has now introduced the Navitimer Super 8, an outsized “destro” that takes inspiration from the ref. 637, a thigh-borne stopwatch used by bomber pilots during the Second World War.
The Breitling Replica Watches UK Navitimer Super 8, however, is time-only and not a stopwatch. But in a concession to its history it does have an inner bi-directional rotating bezel to measure elapsed time.
The Super 8 is available in two iterations: stainless steel with a black dial, and titanium paired with a green dial.
Like the rest of the Breitling Replica Watches Navitimer 8 collection, both watches feature luminous Arabic numerals and hands. It is by far the largest watch from Breitling this year, measuring 46mm, or 50mm if you include the notched bezel.
Breitling Navitimer replica watches (1952)
Don’t be misled: this watch’s name, which was trademarked in 1955, has nothing to do with the navy. The Breitling replica Navitimer, which debuted in 1952, was designed to help pilots coordinate time and navigation: it was equipped with calculating functions. Advertisements described this multifunctional device, which contained the hand-wound Caliber Venus 178, as a “personal onboard instrument.” The built-in slide rule enabled aviators to multiply and divide, convert nautical miles to land miles, and calculate averages, fuel consumption, average gain of altitude, and distances during ascent and landing. Fumbling with paper and pencil while in flight could be at least partially eliminated. Since it was introduced, the Navitimer cheap replica watches has undergone various changes, mainly to its case and the calibers it housed, i.e., hand-wound, hand-wound with date, or self-winding, but no one has ever tampered with its most distinctive feature: its circular slide rule.